среда, 27 апреля 2016 г.

Nonfiction Text Features Using Scholastic Weekly Readers - Fun in First

Nonfiction Text Features Using Scholastic Weekly Readers - Fun in First
Nonfiction Text Features Using Scholastic Weekly Readers - Fun in First

Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

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I received the October set of Scholastic News magazines for Grade 1, and the topics were perfect for our classroom. (Pumpkins, Fire Safety, Animals in Leaf Litter, and Elections) They were so easy to incorporate right into our day. The students were so excited to have their own magazines with real pictures.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

We read the article together and discussed the things we learned. Then, I had the students highlight anything new that they learned from the article. They loved going back into the text to look for new knowledge.


Next, I displayed the poster size copy of the article on my easel.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

We reread the article and discussed the main idea and key details in the text. This particular article was perfect for this nonfiction skill. I had the students come up and place a Post-It note on each part.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.
This gave them a perfect visual of this comprehension skill.

Later on in the week, after we had read some of the other magazines for the month, we talked about nonfiction text features. I placed my students into small groups of 4-5. I wanted them to create their own anchor charts to show different text features. I gave each group a large piece of Scholastic Weekly Readers, and labels. {You can download the labels for free HERE.}


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

I have to admit, I was a little worried about this at first. I explained over and over again that they needed to work together and plan out their charts. I tried to explain to my students that they did not want to just start cutting and gluing. They would have to come up with a plan as to where to place things before they glued everything down.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

I eventually just let go of the control of wanting a “pretty” anchor chart and allowed them to plan and learn from their mistakes. I was SO pleasantly surprised!


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

Their end results were amazing. We only had one group that accidently threw away two of their text feature labels, so they left them off of the chart. One group out of 5…I call that success.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

I was so proud of them. They really took ownership of these anchor charts. Their learning from this activity will be so much stronger than if I created the anchor chart and just placed it on my wall.


Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

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Ideas for teaching about nonfiction text features using Scholastics Weekly Readers.

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